Tailor Made Retreats

Tailor Made Retreats


The Retreat 

Tailor – Made Cooking Retreat

Minimum 4 – Max 9 Travellers

Immerse yourself in La Tuscia culinary traditions and experience the magical blend of history, art, gastronomy and warm hospitality that only Castello Ruspoli can offer.

TraveLoving is delighted to collaborate with Castello di Ruspoli with an extraordinary bespoke Cooking Retreat in a 16th century Medieval Castle, home of the most important Renaissance Garden in Europe.

Throughout the Retreat, you will enjoy the morning breakfast in the garden, discover the territory and enjoy  informal cooking classes with the family chef Mirella Piccioni, and learn how to make traditional local dishes while having an aperitivo. We will use local vegetables from the farmers  and fresh  fish from the lake of Vico and Bolsena. We will prepare delicious  antipasti mistiprimi piatti & dolci of the Tuscia tradition.

During the retreat you will discover Tuscia’s beautiful villages surrounded by olives and vineyards. You will visit historical Villas and Palazzi, Laghi and Giardini. During your free time you’ll be able to relax in the Castello Ruspoli Garden and as a local, walking into the charming historical village of Vignanello where you can enjoy an italian espresso together with locals. 

At the end of the Retreat you’ll come away with an unforgettable authentic experience in untouched Italy.

Ruspoli Castle

TraveLoving explores a magical expanse of renaissance ruins and papal palaces run by meditating princesses and wine-growing poets”

Castello Ruspoli is situated in the medieval town of Vignanello, 70 km from Rome and a mere 18km away from Viterbo, the second largest city in the region of Lazio. Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and Italy’s largest producers of hazel nuts, the region known as Tuscia, offers extensive range of organic products. The Ruspoli Castle has belonged to the same family since 1500. To this day the descendants continue to take care of it with great love and passion. Thus the guests of the castle will have the unique opportunity not only to live in the Castle but also to experience the way of life and the traditional hospitality of its owners. 

Accommodation | Relaxation, Comfort and Charm

​​Located on the second floor of the Castle and decorated by Verde Visconti they all have the best view of the Renaissance Garden. In the apartment there are four bedrooms with bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. It is ideal for a small group or family that wants to spend a few days in a castle and wants to explore its magnificent surroundings. The apartment is separate from the activities organized by the ownersIn addition to the 4-room apartment, there are also one suite located on the main floor of the castle.​​

During the retreat, we can offer you the following program which can be adapted to your requests

1th Day: 

Castello Ruspoli, Vignanello

Arrive at Ruspoli Castle and accomodation in suites

Guided visit of Ruspoli Castle

Evening walk at Vignanello and dinner at​ local Osteria 

2th Day: 

Caparola, Villa Farnese and Lago di Vico

Colazione Italiana ​

Excursion to Caparola and visit of Villa Farnese

Light lunch and​ after-lunch walk Lago di Vico

Cooking Class : Antipasti Misti della Tuscia, dinner and Vignanello’s wine tasting  

3th Day: 

Castello Ruspoli, Free Time​ and Cooking Class

​Colazione Italiana​

Free morning and all the guest  are welcome to enjoy​ visiting grocery local stores and farmers where we will

buy the fresh ingredients for the cooking class 

Free Lunch

Evening: I Primi Piatti della TusciaCooking Class with Aperitivo and Dinner

4th Day: 

Bomarzo, Balthus Castle …​ and Civita Di Bagnoregio

​Colazione Italiana ​

Excursion to Castello Balthus

Free lunch in Bagnaia

Walk through the historic center of Viterbo  

Afternoon with apero dinner at Civita di Bagnoregio

5th Day: 

Free Time​ and Cooking Class

​Colazione Italiana​

Free time

Evening: I Pesci del Lago, Cooking Class with Aperitivo and Dinner

6th Day:

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano and back to Rome

Colazione Italiana ​

Check – Out

Visit of Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Free Lunch​

Transfer to Rome​

*If you would like to spend the weekend in Rome, TraveLoving Retreat will be happy to recommend you a hotel, restaurants and museums without any compromise and extra costs. 

The Program Includes:

5 Night in Double Suite with Breakfast

Guided Tour of Castello Ruspoli

Excursion to Caprarola and Lago di Vico with visit of Villa Farnese 

Excursion to Bomarzo, Viterbo and Civita di Bagnoregio with guided visit Castello Balthus and Bomarzo Garden 

X1 Light Lunch, Lago di Vico (alcoholic drinks not included )

X2 Apero Dinner ( alcoholic drinks included )

X3 Cooking Class with Dinner Aperitivo & Wine

Guided visit of Castello Odescalchi, and transfer to Rome or Airport

Not included:

  • flights and all travel/transfers from the Airport
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • any meals and attractions not specified in the itinerary
  • tips and gratuities for guides, drivers and villa staff
  • any additional travel expenses associated with extended stays

*To reach Catello Ruspoli, Vignanello, the nearest airports are Rome  or Ciampino airport.

Number of participants: Min 4 – Maximum 9


– Retreat in Classic Double Room: 2.550€ pp

– Retreat in Classic Double Room, solo occupancy: 3.150€

– Retreat in Suite, double occupancy : 2.950€ pp

– Retreat in Suite, solo occupancy : 3.750€ 

Please feel free to contact us for more informations: hello@princeofsun.com

How to get

By car
From Milan / Rome: Highway A1 Exit Orte continue for Vasanello and then Vignanello.
From Rome: Cassia Bis exit Civita Castellana continue on Cassia Cimina signs for Caprarola-Fabbrica di Roma-Vignanello.
By train: From Roma Termini all trains to Florence, Ancona, Terni and Viterbo or from Piazzale Flaminio Roma Nord Line train to Civita Castellana- Viterbo, Vignanello stop.
By plane: Distance from Rome Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport: 120 km



All prices are gross prices (including taxes).

TraveLoving Retreat reserves the right to adjust prices.

All payments must be settled before the start of the service. Further details on the exact timing can be found below. Payment will be made as shown on the website.

Down Payment

To make a reservation we require a 50% deposit per person,  the balance  90 days before arrival.

Bookings less than 90 days before the start of the trip: 100%

The remaining travel price is due at the latest 90 days before departure. Detailed information on payment can be found in the booking confirmation.


You can withdraw from the trip at any time before the start of the trip by a written statement addressed to us at  hello@princeofsun.com . If you withdraw from the travel contract or do not start the trip, we can claim compensation for the travel arrangements made and for our expenses.

The cancellation fees that we can demand in the event of cancellation of the trip per registered participant are as follows, unless otherwise stated (percentage of the total price of the trip):

  • Notification more than 90 days before the start of the trip: 50% of the balance paid                                                (not including the non refundable deposit)
  • Notification less than 90 days before the start of the trip: 100% of the total balance paid

In the event that TraveLoving for any reason is forced to cancel the Retreat, each participant will be fully refunded.